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G51 Gearing Up For Annual Golf Tournament

Posted 7/25/2014

By Jackie Nelson

Garrett Spencer is still making a positive impact on the Hesston community with the Third Annual G51 Golf Tournament to be hosted Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Hesston Golf Park with entries due by Aug. 15. 

Susan Spencer, founder of G51, said funds from the tournament are vital in continuing the foundation’s mission of improving the lives of Hesston youth. 

It is an important event to raise money for G51 so we can continue helping kids in our area,” said Spencer. 

The G51 Foundation provides three $1,000 scholarships annually.  In addition, G51 works in cooperation with USD 460 to assist in covering costs of extracurricular activities for students who are unable to pay for equipment or necessary supplies. 

Spencer said the last three years have been very successful for the G51 Golf Tournament. 

“We had 19 teams registered last year. This year I would like to see between 20 and 25,” she said. 


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Kids On A Day-Long Mission For Hesston

Posted 7/25/2014

By Jackie Nelson

For the last six years, Hesston United Methodist Church youth have taken one day a year and dedicated it to making Hesston, and Harvey County, a better place to live through Mission Day Camp. 

Youth leader Darci Mann said the Mission Day Camp has been an on-going tradition for the church for the past six years. 

“This is a unique opportunity for young people to spend a day of their summer focused on other people. We try to have fun missional activities for them to do that will directly affect someone in a positive way,” said Mann. 

This year, 20 youth were joined by 15 volunteers to take part in a day of activities centered around giving. 

Youth created inspirational door-hangers for Scholwalter Villa residents, back-to-school kits for Hesston Elementary School, made snack-packs for Hesston City workers and handed out bottles of cold water at the corner of Ridge Road and Lincoln Boulevard. 

Youth took part in the day simply because helping others was a fun way to spend their day. 

“I did it because I did last year and it was fun. I decided to come back this year,” said Haley Waltner. 

Keeping up with friends and finding positive summer activities brought several Mission Day Campers. 

“I came because I wanted to and I knew a lot of my friends would be here,” said Tyler Rewerts. 

Mann said while youth who participate in the camp are enthusiastic, working the day into busy schedules is becoming more difficult for families. 

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Youth Answer Calling To Christ

Posted 7/25/2014

By Jackie Nelson

Two young men from two different churches are working at the same issue from two different angles. 

Wes Wilder, a member of Whitestone Mennonite Church and Zack Ledford of the Hesston United Methodist Church are tackling the roles of youth leadership and involvement within the Christian community. 

Both young men said they felt strongly called to the field of ministry.  

Wilder has dedicated his summer to teaching fifth and sixth grade youth Bible classes.   Ledford is approaching youth leadership through the hierarchy of the Methodist Church. 

“It’s something that I’ve been passionate about since I was young. I’ve been working my way up through the conference. It’s something I’ve been called to do and if find myself there [at Hesston United Methodist Church] when I don’t have anything I have on my plate and I can help out,” he said. 

Wilder approached his volunteer work as a role model for young Hesston boys. 

“I think a lot of kids that young have experiences with parents and teachers.  Primarily it’s dads in sports and teachers are primarily female.  It’s nice for younger boys to see someone who’s 20 and willing to be with them.  It’s important for them to experience a young, adult, male presence,” he said. 

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Community Calendar

Posted 7/25/2014

Thursday, July  24 

• Hesston Wellness Center $2 day pass 

• 7 p.m. Talk20 at Hesston Public Library 

Friday, July 25 

• Hesston Wellness Center $2 day pass 

• Christmas In July at Hesston Rec. Swimming Pool 

• 5:30 to 7 p.m. Hesston Area Senior Center Fish Fry 

Saturday, July 26

• Hesston Wellness Center $2 day pass 

Sunday, July 27 

• 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. PrairieLand Food distribution at Hesston Area Senior Center 

Monday, July 28 

• 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Perk It Up at Hesston Public Library come-and-go Lunch Hour. 

• 5:15 to 6 p.m. Cardio Xtraining at Hesston Wellness Center Garden Room 

• 6 p.m. Zumba at Hesston Elementary School 

• 7 p.m. USD 460 School Board meeting at the Administration Building 

Wednesday, July 30 

• 10 a.m. Little Boomers Story Time at Hesston Public Library 

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